Tabula Rasa (Kora Kagazz)



California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Aug 20, 2023 3:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):101
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Original Language:Hindi
Subtitles (Language):English
Global Landscapes:Global Landscapes
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Rajat Kapoor
Swastika Mukherjee
Aishani Yadav
Director:Nawneet Ranjan
Producer(s):Malti Lal
Radha Raman Lal
Nawneet Ranjan
Anil Somaia
Zarna Somaia
Donna Laemmlen
Screenwriter:Donna Laemmlen
Nawneet Ranjan
Cinematography:Durga Chitrak
Music By:Aishwarya Malgave
Editor:Kaushik Das


Three lost souls in India find a home away from home. Divya, a juvenile home warden, and Vivek, an actor struggling to create art, meet Sandhya, a 14-year old girl with a dark past. Together, they rise above their circumstances.


When both of Sandhya’s parents fall victim to crop failure, she is forced to live with her abusive uncle in Mumbai. Through the strength instilled in her by her mother, Sandhya will not put up with her uncle’s actions. But when she takes a stand, it lands her in a juvenile reform home, directed by Warden Divya, where she will live until she turns eighteen.


Meanwhile, Vivek, a man in his early forties, struggles to come to terms with an unfulfilled acting career. One of Vivek’s saving graces is his ability to use his performance training during workshop sessions in the juvenile home, where he helps the children understand their emotional cores.


It is through these sessions that all of their lives will change, and Sandhya, Vivek, and Divya, will fight their demons. But, will they emerge unscathed?

Preceded by the short film “Mother”. See link below.

Included Shorts

Mother (11min) More

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